great deal

noun \(ˈ)grā(t)¦dēl, chiefly before pause or consonant -ēəl\

Definition of great deal

  1. :  a large quantity :  lot received a great deal of sympathy at his bereavement asked for little but received a great deal

a great deal

adverb
  1. 1 :  to a considerable degree or extent :  by a considerable amount a great deal better

  2. 2 :  often, frequently he runs a great deal —used with intransitive verbs

  3. 3 :  highly think a great deal of that book

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1711

First Known Use of great deal

1711


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